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Hot Shots – 9/26/18

Charity Walk Raises $2.6 Million

Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association, through its nonprofit arm Hawai‘i Hotel Industry Foundation, distributed funds to 135 O‘ahu-based nonprofit organizations during a check presentation at Roy’s Eating House 1849 in Waik°k°. The money was raised during the 40th annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk, which generated a record $2.6 million statewide to benefit local charities. Among the beneficiaries was Youth for Christ USA Inc., which works with troubled youth through programs o˛ ered at public high schools on O‘ahu. Pictured are (from left) 2018 Charity Walk statewide chairman Glenn Vergara, Youth for Christ USA campus directors Doug and Stevie Koehn, and HLTA president and CEO Mufi Hannemann. PHOTO COURTESY HLTA

Finance Factors Donates $20,000

Finance Factors presented a $20,000 check to Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai‘i during its golf tournament Sept. 20 at Hawai‘i Prince Golf Club. Pictured are (from left) Mel Young, Steve Teruya, Russell Lau, Dennis Brown and Greg Kawakami. ANTHONY CONSILLIO PHOTO